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Awesome Condo, PERFECT Vacation Place!!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2BR 1-1/2 Bath Condo in Downtown Savannah with Pool and Off-Street Parking


Historic Condo With Two Bedrooms, Pool within Walking Distance to Forsyth Park and all of Historic Downtown Savannah! If you are looking for a place in Savannah with a pool to cool off during the Savannah Summer, this is one of the only ones. Please also see vrbo# 420192 if you need another unit in the same complex to accommodate additional family or friends. This condo has something for everyone, historic charm galore as the unit features original woodwork including mantles and crown molding throughout. Original heart of pine floors in the main living and bedroom and travertine tile in the remainder of rooms. The property was recently renovated to include all modern upgrades of granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a large bathroom with jetted tub. Furnishings are tasteful and everything needed for your stay can be found in the unit. The kitchen is fully furnished and has all necessary appliances to cook and meal. There is a gas and charcoal grill at the property. There is on and off street parking dedicated for the property or you can walk to all areas of the historic district and River Street. Off-street parking is also a rarity in Savannah. World famous Forsyth Park is only a few blocks away and is just as gorgeous as the pictures you see advertised, there usually a concert of festival in the park on weekends.

There are multiple restaurants including the Mansion on Forsyth and 700 Drayton within a couple blocks. The Kroger Grocery Store is one block away and there is also an organic food store, coffee shop and liquor store nearby. What else could you really need?

Some details on the house; it was built in 1893 for James Leonard of Savannah and has many of the original details intact. It is listed with the Historic Savannah Foundation. During the renovation historic artifacts dating to the Civil War were located in the area.

Any other questions or if you would like any recommendations while in Savannah feel free to ask.

More Details

Kelly Smith
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Kelly Smith

My wife and I are both native Georgians and live a few blocks away, we have a crazy Springer Spaniel named Motley Jane. This is our 3rd vacation rental property, check our VRBO 420192 and 325492 for reviews on our other properties.

Kelly Smith purchased this condo in 2009

Why Kelly Smith chose Beach Institute

It is located in a great area of Savannah, is walking distance to everywhere you want to go in Savannah. It has a pool and off-street parking, it really doesn't get any better.

What makes this condo unique

Pool and Original Historic Details, oh and of course, the location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Brant,

I have finally got caught up enough here at home and work to send you an email to say THANK YOU! We loved Savannah and your condo. You have a very nice neighbor also. I can't remember her name but she lives there full time? It took us a few days to really get our adventure game on and get out there, but once we did.....HOLY COW there is cool stuff all over that area! We took a history/ghost tour one night with a guide named Rhet, and it was so interesting that our 12 year old ate it up. The parts of the Historic district that we were afraid to walk at night were not so scary after all. Of course it wasn't spooks that we were afraid to run into but our fellow man who can be evil. Instead,we ran into many nice and helpful strangers. My husband and I have only met that many out going, up front nice folks in one other place and that's Gettysburg PA.

We found it best to get out and about early in the morning and come back to your place around lunch time to avoid the hottest parts of the day. The pool was great at that time of the day and then we could enjoy deciding which restaurant to try for dinner. I have to say The Pirate House was our favorite, but we ran out of nights to try them all, maybe next time. =)

All in all we loved it and would have loved staying longer. The high ceilings and the nook/room before the pool were my favorite things about the place. Perfect spot for morning coffee. Plus the neighbor told us that when you/workmen, were underneath your place you found a bayonet from the revolutionary war (she thought). That is amazing and my imagination went nuts with that thought. We did laugh a bit at the hearse tours that drove by now and again. The poor people in them looked kinda sea sick. We also watched your movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. We had actually never seen that before and of course after we watched it I had to google the history of it.

Anyway, we may come back to Savannah someday (I hope), and it will be you we call. Thanks again for letting us use your place.
Jun 2014
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Beach Institute Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Features Jetted Jacuzzi Tub, tile floors. Located off of the back bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Front Bedroom - 1 queen , Private Bedroom with Fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Back Bedroom
  • Front Bedroom features original 1800's heart of pine floors and is off the main living area. Features a sleigh bed, fireplace and closet. Back Bedroom has a queen bed, tile flooring. Lots of natural light. Living Room has a full size pull out sofa with posturpedic mattress.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Awesome Condo, PERFECT Vacation Place!!
average rating of 4.672131 based on 64 reviews

Very clean and comfortable. Convenient to coffee shops and grocery store.

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely stay there again. Parking on the street was easy. Close to River Street and other Savannah attractions. I felt like I was part of a small community. Very pleasant.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Went smoothly

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Tampa, Fl

When in town, we'll definitely consider this home again.

  • 5 of 5

From beginning to end David was very responsive. Did not meet him but spoke by phone and was pleasant. Had no problem locating or entering property. Located just a few minutes from all the places we needed to get to. The beds were comfortable. Place was clean and spacious. Nice kitchen. Plenty of towels and toiletries. Did not use the pool in back even though it seemed inviting. Overall a good experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Close, clean, and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

A great stay, all the comforts of home. A short uber ride to almost anywhere, and a beautiful neighborhood. No complaints, the only suggestion or wish that I have is there was no night stand and being someone who is visually impaired and needs my glasses close by it would a been a nice convienence to have a night stand or small table with a lamp next to the bed. Not a deal breaker- I would recommend the condo to anyone looking for a for a clean, comfortable and affordable option in Savannah.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Clean, charming & convenient

  • 4 of 5

It worked well for a long race weekend. The beds were very comfortable. Historic house charm, slanted floors and all. Updated kitchen but we were didappointed the pool wasn’t heated. Overall a good stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Very clean and in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Savannah for a wedding at Forsyth Park and this was a great location. We had 5 adults and 2 children. Although we were a little cramped, everyone had a great time. Great neighbors too. Although the pool was a little cold, the kids enjoyed it. We would definitely stay again. David was very nice to work with and answered all my questions promptly. I really enjoyed working with him and his wife.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Savannah Hilton Head Regional
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Mansion on Forsyth Park
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Starfish Cafe
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Tybee Island
Car: not necessary

Downtown Savannah has an abundance of activities for everyone. From historic sightseeing to nightlife, museums and fine dining there is something for everyone.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $150

First payment of 50% of sub-total amount is due at time of booking and paid with credit card to secure your reservation. The balance of 50% sub-total plus security deposit is due as soon as possible but not later than 20 days prior to arrival and is to be paid by check / US mail. Upon receipt of check, the key code, driving directions and other pertinent information will be provided to guest.

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

Weekly rate is $950.00

Monthly rates and extended terms are available, please email owner.

St. Patrick's and Holiday Rates will be higher than the nightly rates above.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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